The Tokyo International FilmFestival (TIFF) has announced its full line-up for the 19th edition which willclose with veteran director Kon Ichikawa's MurderOf The Inugami Clan.

TIFF and Kadokawa chairmanTsugihiko Kadokawa announced Ichikawa and director Milos Forman as recipients of the AkiraKurosawa Award, which carries a prize of $100,000.

As previously announced, theopening film is Clint Eastwood's Flags Of Our Fathers, the first of two films that focus on theWWII battle for the Japanese island of Iwo Jima.

Also screening at theopening are Yoji Yamada's Love And Honor (Bushi NoIchibun), the third film in his samurai trilogy, and Lee Joon-ik's King And The Clown.

Returning competitionprogramming director Chiseko Tanaka has selected 15 films from 614 entriesspanning 66 countries, including Junji Sakamoto's Awaking, Emmanuel Mouret's ChangeOf Address, Soi Cheang's Dog Bite Dog,Maurizio Sciarra's The Kreutzer Sonata,Pu Jian's The Exam, Jonathan Dayton& Valerie Faris' Little Miss Sunshine,Michel Hazanavicius' OSS 117, Cairo NestOf Spies, Hong Sangsoo's Woman On TheBeach and Lu Yue's Thirteen PrincessTrees.

The jury of the internationalcompetition is headed by French director Claude Lelouch and includes former FoxCEO turned independent producer Bill Mechanic, actress Youki Kudoh, Venice FilmFestival director Marco Mueller, Indonesian filmmaker Garin Nugroho andJapanese filmmaker Mitsuo Yanagimachi.

In addition to the openingand closing films, this year's Special Screening section includes DarrenAronofsky's The Fountain, RogerDonaldson's The World's Fastest Indian,Japanese omnibus film Ten Nights OfDreams, Davis Guggenheim's AnInconvenient Truth, Tom Tykwer's Perfume,The Devil Wears Prada, Jiro Shono's The Letter, Keith Fulton & LouisPepe's Brothers Of The Head andAgnieszka Holland's Copying Beethoven.

The Japanese Eyes programwill screen 13 brand new domestic titles, including Ryuichi Hiroki's M, Shinji Aoyama's Crickets, which screened in the Horizons section at this year's Venice, and Montreal Fest winner A Long Walk, directed by Eiji Okuda.

The Winds of Asia programmewill open its first-ever selection of Malaysian films(dubbed "Film Malaysia: Truly Asia"), including recent Venice Horizonsentry Rain Dogs. Among the 36 filmsprogrammed will be Ning Hao's Crazy Stone,Ann Hui's The Post-Modern Life Of My Aunt,Su Chao-pin's Silk, KomgritTriwimol's Noo-Hin The Movie, YoonJong-chan's Blue Swallow, and filmsfrom Hong Kong star Andy Lau's Focus:First Cuts initiative in the Panorama of New Asian works category.

Winds of Asia is also more closely tied in with Tokyo ProjectGathering (TPG), now in its second year. TPG helps match selected projects indevelopment with financing. This year, 28 predominantly Asian projects will participate.

TPG is part of the largerTIFFCOM market, which runs concurrent to the festival. Among the participantsare all of Japan's major TV networks and film studios plusconglomerates such as Sojitz Corp. Also joining are Shanghai Media Group, Unifrance, Korea's CJ Entertainment and Pixar Animation Studios.

TIFF's long list of relatedevents and screenings include Nippon Cinema Classics; retrospectives on KonIchikawa and the late Shohei Imamura; the animecs animation festival (openingfilm Paprika), and the TokyoInternational Women's Film Festival.

Next year's TIFF aims toconsolidate all of its related events under the "International ContentsCarnival" banner.

The Tokyo International FilmFestival runs from October 21 to 29 in Tokyo's Roppongi and Shibuya districts. The TIFFCOM filmmarket runs concurrently from Oct 23 to 25.